NMAAM Launches Legends Society to Help Support Museum’s Mission

Nashville, TENN – Scheduled to open fall of 2020 The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) has developed a new way to help support their mission of celebrating African American music and culture. The museum’s new Legends Society is now open to members who contribute $25,000 or more over a five-year period.

According to NMAAM’s President/CEO H. Beecher Hicks III the museum is currently at about 95% of its $60 million goal.

The Legends Society is a membership circle that the museum considers critical to its efforts to ensure robust programming and educational exhibitions. “Right now as we are looking to open this fall, anyone who helps us by joining the Legends Society is helping us open our doors and to tell our story of African American music,” explained Development and Membership Manager Kara Duke. “This group plays a vital role in what we are doing and what we plan to show to the world.”

Former NFL Running Back (Tennessee Titans), Actor and Entrepreneur
Eddie George

NMAAM recently announced two Nashville celebrities will play a crucial role in helping to build the Legends Society. Former NFL Running Back, Actor and Entrepreneur Eddie George and Singer, Songwriter, and Multi-Instrumentalist Vince Gill will act as the Legends Society Committee Co-Chairs.

Vince Gill

The $25,000 membership can be paid in a lump sum or at $5000 per year for 5 years.

Members of the Legends Society will receive many benefits including recognition in the annual report, unlimited admission for up to two adults at the Influencer membership level, invitations to exclusive events, behind-the-scenes experiences, and other unique opportunities to engage with the museum.

The museum is scheduled to open in downtown Nashville fall of 2020, as part of the Fifth + Broadway commercial development. The facility will encourage visitors to discover to story of more than 50 music genres including gospel, blues, jazz, R&B and hip-hop. The museum will also offer a 200-seat theater and traveling exhibits.

To learn more about joining this new group of donors contact Kara Duke at or visit

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